BOTTELARY HILLS CONSERVANCY MTB & ECO WEEKEND
Sat 2 Oct 2021, 08:00 @ Stellenbosch Municipality, Western Cape


Organiser
Bottelary Hills Renosterveld Conservancy

BHRC MTB & ECO WEEKEND


The Bottelary Hills Renosterveld Conservancy (BHRC) is hosting an MTB & ECO weekend to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Bottelary Hills MTB Trails and raise funds for continued conservation work done by the conservancy.

Please support our #bike4bottelary #ride4renosterveld drive. Exciting trail extensions to be launched!

MTB enthusiasts and nature lovers are invited to discover the rural magic of the Bottelary Hills just outside Stellenbosch.

Limited entries for the MTB experience on Saturday, 2 October.  Eight MTB starting points offer self-guided rides on specially marked routes with varying distances and difficulty levels.  Trails run across rolling hillsides, jeep tracks through vineyards, and single tracks through Renosterveld with magnificent views.

Lots of onsite activities at each starting point. Enjoy local hospitality and incredible food and wine experiences.

Entry fees are R230 - R250 and include a bottle of wine and a commemorative keyring.  Under 18’s entries is R150.  Fun lucky draw prizes are up for grabs.  Limited entries available, so book early to avoid disappointment!

TAKE NOTE: The BHRC MTB trails will be CLOSED for day and annual permit holders on Saturday, 2 October and only open to event entrants.  Routes will run as normal from Sunday 3 October with an annual or day permit required.

The Bottelary Hills Renosterveld Conservancy (BHRC) is easily accessible to, day and weekend visitors.  Explore more on www.bottelaryhillsconservancy.co.za

BELLEVUE WINE ESTATE

This starting point offers an easy family friendly ride mostly on jeep tracks and vineyard trails with a 345 meter ascent. Registration will be at 08h00 with rides starting at 09h00.  Entries limited to 100. Book for breakfast and lunch at [email protected] or 021-865 2054.  Live entertainment, boerewors rolls and loads of lucky draw prizes up for grabs. Spacious outdoor play and seating area makes this the ideal linger longer option.  Lucky draws include pizza and wine pairing vouchers, burger slider and wine pairing vouchers, R300 restaurant voucher six Sauvignon Blanc twin packs.

DEVONVALE GOLF & WINE ESTATE


Located just 5 minutes outside the picturesque Stellenbosch, Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate is surrounded by rolling vineyards and majestic mountains. Here you will find a true jewel nestled in the Bottelary Valley, in the heart of the Cape Winelands.  Renowned golf course, upmarket accommodation, restaurant and function facilities.  The 25km route will be limited to 100 riders with registration at 07h30 and start from 08h30.  Enjoy a scenic ride through the picturesque Devon Valley through vineyards and single tracks around farm dams and forests.  Loads of fun activities planned for the day with a festival family friendly atmosphere.  Everything from the fire: Braai full plate at R155, Steak roll & salad at R55, Vegetarian plate at R130.  Mobile coffee unit, wine tastings and beer on tap. Booking details: [email protected] or WhatsApp BB on 082-881-0466.  Spend the night in our hotel before or after the event and make a weekend of it. R850-00 per couple excluding breakfast.  For more information [email protected] 

FORT SIMON WINE ESTATE


Fort Simon Wine Estate, nestled in the Bottelary Hills and conveniently situated close to the northern suburbs of Cape Town, offer a spectacular landscape for cultivating excellent grapes and is perfectly suited for exciting MTB trails. The 36km ride on Saturday, 2 October includes newly launched single track and takes you on a challenging climb up the Bottelary Hills - so be prepared!  Registration from 07h00 with ride starting at 08h00.  Entries limited to 50.  Lucky draw prizes you an offer includes picnics for two + a bottle of wine to enjoy. Come and experience our warm hospitality, renowned wood-fired pizzas, cheese platters, picnics and multi-award-winning wines.  Special offers on Saturday includes: Gourmet breakfast croissants, wood-fired pizzas, cheese & charcuterie platters, wine tasting, wine, barista on duty. Jungle gym for the kids.  To book for the Breakfast Croissant, cappuccino and wine tasting package, or a table for after your ride: https://account.dineplan.com/widgetframe/WRLzJS8X

JORDAN WINE ESTATE


Jordan Wine Estate is a picturesque estate located at the top of the Stellenbosch Kloof Road.  Explore the Jordan vineyards on the MTB Bottelary Hill tracks that snake up through the estate.  Experience the unique views of the False and Table Bays from the top of the hill, before making the thrilling ride down back to The Cellar Door for a well-earned breakfast, lunch, wine tasting or picnic!  Registration for the 20km ride, which includes the new single track built by Conrad Stoltz starts from 07h00 with ride starting at 08h00.  Entries limited to 100.  The male and female winners of the race will win a case of Jordan wine.  Pre-order boerewors rolls and vegetable wraps.  Booking essential for other activities on the estate:

All day menu served on the deck or inside The Cellar Door | https://bit.ly/3DBAfhG

Picnics at Jordan – available for collection from 12h30 | https://bit.ly/3gTUPzV

Wine tastings | https://bit.ly/2WKkR1a

Cellar tours | https://bit.ly/2V5NZzL

Accommodation at the Jordan Luxury Suites [email protected]

SOMM & CO KARIBIB 

Collective wine tasting and tapas bar on the outskirts of Stellenbosch, close to Cape Town, with inside and outside seating overlooking a spectacular view of the Winelands. Featuring some of the best small scale, boutique local garagiste craft wine producers presented by passionate sommeliers in a fun, authentic, and unpretentious setting on a working wine farm with a pioneering custom crush cellar.Each week we pour a new lineup selected from our eight in-house producers accompanied by a selection of meditation-style tapas, bistro-style mains, and a unique take on flatbreads all with a uniquely South African twist.

Be the first cyclists to experience this brand new loop with spectacular views of False Bay. Registration for the 20km ride, which includes the new single track built by Conrad Stoltz and the new Zettlers bike park starts from 08h00 with the ride starting at 09h00. Entries limited to 100. All finishers receive an exclusive bottle of Smokkelman Red or White of their choosing as well as a R150 tasting voucher to spend at their leisure. For more information contact (+27) 021-012 5060 or [email protected]

NEETHLINGSHOF ESTATE

Established more than 300 years ago, Neethlingshof Estate boasts some of the best restored and preserved traditional Cape Dutch buildings, leaving visitors with a distinct sense of history and old-world charm. Focused on maintaining and enhancing the natural beauty of the landscape, the estate’s iconic avenue of imposing stone pines marks the entrance to the farm, leading to the traditional “werf”.  Visit our tasting room for tastings, pairings and cellar tour, enjoy pizza or a light lunch in the wine garden or treat yourself to a coffee from 18 Coffee based on the Estate.  Booking details:  021-883 8975 or [email protected].  Two MTB rides on offer for 2 October - 20km or 36km.  Entries limited to 100 with registration from 07h00 and rides starting from 08h00.  Come and relax with us at 18coffee with live music, Die Worsrol food truck, coffee, pizza and wine. Play area for children to enjoy. Lucky draw prizes: Neethlingshof: Bottle of Cab Sauv 2014 Magnum, voucher for Selection tasting and cellar tour for four people; Salt Deli @ Neethlingshof: Two Vouchers – Book for Two people at the SALT Deli Restaurant and receive one complimentary main meal; 18 Coffee: Voucher for R200 to spend at the 18Coffee café at Neethlingshof.

ZEVENWACHT WINE ESTATE

Zevenwacht Wine Estate, situated on the beautiful Stellenbosch Wine Route is a modern wine farm with a 300-year history.  Indulge your senses with award winning wines, tastings & pairings. A la carte restaurant in the historic Manor House, picnics and braai baskets to enjoy on the lawns around the dam. Children’s play park. 4-star accommodation.  The 18km MTB ride from Zevenwacht offers a maximum single track experience with spectacular views. Entries limited to 100.  Registration from 07h00 with riders welcome to venture out between 07h30 and 09h00.  Lucky draw includes a mixed case of Zevenwacht wines. Wine tasting pairings and a selection of platters on offer.  Picnics need to be booked in advance. Also enjoy a 2.5km and 5km vineyard walking trail at R50 per adult and R25 per child.  The restaurant is open for lunch on Saturday and Sunday.  Booking details: Picnics and Restaurant – [email protected]  / 021 900 5800 & Accommodation – [email protected]  / 021 900 5700


 


Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Price (pp)
36km Neethlingshof

NOTE! Choosing this option means that your starting point is Neethlingshof Wine Estate

36 km R 250.00
20km Jordan

NOTE! Choosing this option means that your starting point is Jordan Wine Estate

20 km R 230.00
18km Zevenwacht

NOTE! Choosing this option means that your starting point is Zevenwacht Wine Estate

18 km R 230.00
36km Fort Simon

NOTE! Choosing this option means that your starting point is Fort Simon Wine Estate

36 km R 250.00
25km Devonvale

NOTE! Choosing this option means that your starting point is Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate

25 km R 230.00
Under 18 (no wine included)

Choose your venue and distance during the entry process

20 km /36km/18km or 25km choose during the entry process R 150.00
20km Neethlingshof

NOTE! Choosing this option means that your starting point is Neethlingshof Wine Estate

20 km R 230.00
20km Bellevue

NOTE! Choosing this option means that your starting point is Bellevue Wine Estate

20 km R 230.00
20km Karabib

NOTE! Choosing this option means that your starting point is Karibib Vineyards & Wine Craft

20 km R 230.00

Event location
BOTTELARY HILLS CONSERVANCY MTB & ECO, Stellenbosch Municipality

Route information

Click on the name to get Directions to the Venue:


Bellevue Wine Estate

Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate

Fort Simon Wine Estate

Hazendal Wine Estate

Jordan Wine Estate

Karibib Vineyards & Wine Craft

Neethlingshof Wine Estate

Zevenwacht Wine Estate

Coordinates -33.9410095, 18.8017826
Address Various Starting Venues Depending on your choice.
City Stellenbosch Municipality
Province Western Cape